Report: #179252

Complaint Review: Melaluca

  • Submitted: Sat, March 04, 2006
  • Updated: Mon, April 20, 2009
  • Reported By: chicago Illinois
  • Melaluca
    1111 Hayword
    Chicago, Illinois

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Well I also dealt with melaluca. I signed up to become a rep. I also did presentations for my family to signup and some of them did. But the outcome was not good two off my aunt bought items but never recieved them so they decided to cancel. They stated that since they would not buy anything else melaluca told them they would be sent certificates but the certificates are not free of course. So every month money was being taken out of my aunts account and guess what no certificates. My other aunt did send in the proper paperwork and I was there when she did it and I gave my rep number to let them know she was canceling and they stated about two weeks later they never recieved it. Which I know is a pure lie because we call to verify what we had to do and I was there with her. My other aunt has not closed her account which I told her to and they are still taking money out of her account and not once have they sent her any kind of certificates. Meleluca is really not a good company they are just like everybody else.

chicago, Illinois

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

If it didn't work why would they still be in business

AUTHOR: Grace - (U.S.A.)

My husband got us involved in this product via a close friend. We have not seen any of the rewards as of yet other than the GREAT breakfast bars and vitamins.

I do compliance for a living and I know there are a lot of scams out there. This company has been around for many years. The # of people that use it, sell it or what ever they do is large. When calling a company a scam you should really take into consideration a few factors. One its size and two the time it has been in business.

Look at Wal-mart they have tons of complaints; they also have millions of people that shop there every day. I am not 100% SOLD on the fact that we will make money on this or not, but we went in to this knowing that there was a risk factor.
My suggestion would be if you can not afford to loose the $300 it cost to sign up then don't do it. There are never guarantees on any business venture. W are not wealth people we have a 3 year old and we work our butts off. We took this risk knowing that it may not pay off.

I am sure that if you or your aunt followed the proper steps in cancellation then you would get the refund. It has been my experience that when people fight like this they know they really did not do it all the right way and are looking for someone else to blame. Melaluca is a company that is trying to provide good products. I don't think all of them are as good as they claim but over all I am happy with what I have gotten so far.
When reading the reports I agree with the other man who said there are 8 complaints on here when real scams get way more then that. I also know that not all victims take the time. I just feel that sometimes people like I said are looking to blame someone else when they know they did not follow the necessary steps.

I am not trying to out you I just think they perhaps others need to hear another's point of view to make a truly educated decision. Good luck.

Orlando Fl
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#2 Consumer Suggestion

Use some common sense!!

AUTHOR: Bill - (U.S.A.)

If you cancelled the correct way you or your rep can go on-line and look at your More Report which is a live report and you will see the account close within minutes of your call. If you fax your request. If you have problems there is a director above you that can help correct the issue and if not them they have a director. My wife is involved with Melalueca and I have seen it work. About 65% of the people that sign up stay as customers the other 35% cancel within the first month because they signed up just as a favor to a family member that got into the business. With $850 million are sales I think that the 35% is a huge amount of people but when I look on Rip-off report there are only 8 reports. I don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that I am not getting the entire story here and that you are not following the basic instructions to cancel. If you were doing it right there would be hundreds of thousands of people just like you writing articles not just 8.

People that read these reports need to use some command sense and put the numbers together like I did. And if you do you will figure out that these claims don't hold water. If they would follow the simple instructions like most people do then they wouldn't have to spend their time writing nasty reports that are incorrect at best.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Questions about company

AUTHOR: Bob - (U.S.A.)

I am/was thinking about doing this to make extra money. What I don't understand and hope you can answer is, what are the certificates for? Also, couldn't your aunt do a chargeback on her credit card to get the money back? If they truly ripped someone off then they need to make that good. Did you send the mentioned paperwork via certified mail?

this company has been around a really long time so it looked legit to me. I'm kind of nervous now about trying to sign up so any advice would be welcome.
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#4 Consumer Comment

failure to do the research

AUTHOR: Laurie - (U.S.A.)

I was looking at work at home opportunities a few years ago. I went into the search KNOWING that there would be scams out there. And BOY were there.

I made the mistake of using one of those websites that is supposed to find the right work at home opportunities - BIG MISTAKE! ALL THEY SENT ME WERE SCAMS! I ended up sending an email back to the website demanding they remove my name and contact info. They also had a bogus magazine that when I checked all the ads in it - Again found nothing but scams.

Melaluca was one that I heard from at least 5 different desperate people looking to add to their downlines. Their desperation came through loud and clear in their voices. But a quick internet search told me all I needed to know - it was a SCAM.

There was one company - that I have no idea what they did, but it was one of those ACT NOW or lose it offers. This scam pretended to do a credit check without SS#, and claimed my credit score was just above their minimum requirement.

As I had checked my credit score before I started and knew it was HIGH - I knew they were lying. Those take it now or lose it are always scams.

However I took the time to research all the companies BEFORE I made any commitments.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Multi Level Marketing is never a good thing to a part of!

AUTHOR: Zuesefl - (U.S.A.)

This company like so many other, AmWay, Avon, Mary Kay, Oriflame, all do the same thing, they try to get you to sign up legions of y our friends and families in the hopes that they will do all of the hard work for you, and make you rich in the process!

Well honey good things comes to those that work hard! You shouldn't get involved in a MLM scheme, because one thing is sure, you will get burned! My Aunt Lula tried to get my whole family to join this company a few years about! She touted the almost magical qualities of the Australian Tea Tree and all whole lot bull, in the end she ended up alienating a lot of the family because she drove them all away with her pushing them to go out and sell, sell, sell!

It is never good to involved close family and friends in schemes like these!

I hope you learned your lesson and won't join another MLM scheme again!
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